(8) Lesson Sheet Basic Conversational Natick-Massachusett Here we give you a conversational lesson. This lesson was used by Chief Spotted Eagle of the Nipmuck in his classes at The Algonquian Indian School in Providence, RI which he held for years. For the roots of the words, you must go to Part I of the book. You have to try pronouncing the words just as they are written. The words are written phonetically—what you see is what you say. The stress is indicated by (') and OO is pronounced like "moody". For example "good morning" is two words: MOT-TOMP-AN WU-NEE Greeting of the Day Lesson MOT-TOMP-AN WU-NEE TOH KUT-IN-UK-KEET-TE-AM WUN-NIK-KEET-E-AM TAU-BOT-NEE KAH KEEN MUT-TA-E WUN-NEE KE-SUK WUN-EEG-IN NUX WUN-NEE-NOQ-A-ONK POH-SHE-QUA -E-U AH-QUOM-PEE AH-QUOM-PEE NE-WUT-CHEE MEET-SUONK QUT-TUK-QUAW-QUAW WUN-NEE MAT KUN-NUN-0-US NE-WUT-CHEE PAS-UK NO-AD-TUK TOH WUT-TEEG-IN NUT-TAY-EE UT ON-KAT-OG 0-TAN-NEEM-ES WUN-NON-QUAY-EE WUN-NEE NUK-KON WUN-NEEG-IN AN-NOCK-SUCK MON-AT-TASH KAH NUX POH-KOK MAT PAS-SUCK MAT-TOKS KAH PAS-SUCK 0-KOOM-MESS NE-POZ-SHAD WUN-NEEG-IN Good morning How are you? Fine, thank you And You? Very Good Beautiful day Yes, I agree (good talk) It's noon time It is time to eat Good Afternoon I haven't seen you for a long time Where keep you I dwell in another village Good evening It is a beautiful night There are many stars And yes, clear skies Not one cloud And a beautiful Grand Mother moon 65 A-QUEEN-EE KAH NAH-HON-NUSH- SHAGK NOCK-US-KOR-AT-TIT-EE-AH WONK TEE-AN-UK AP-POO NAN-AU-ANT-TAM-O-EE PAJ-AIR Peace and farewell Let us meet again soon Remain careful (take care) until (in departing of a friend) There is no word for "good-bye" in the language ® Keihtanit-oom "Keihtanit-«>m" ("O Spirit") is the name of a Spiritual poem translated into Natick-Massachusett. The next page contains the poem in the original English and our Natick-Massachusett translation. Analysis of the Hnes will give the reader some more practice in word-analysis. O Spirit Keihtanit-oom O Spirit That gives us our breath Watch over us Keihtanit-oom magunutche nashaiionk wadchanish O Spirit That gives us our food Watch over us Keihtanit-oom magunutche meechummuonk wadchanish O Spirit That gives us our family Watch over us Keihtanit-oom magunutche weechinnineummoncheg wadchanish O Spirit That gives us our happiness Watch over us Keihtanit-oom magunutche wunnegenash wadchanish O Spirit That makes all living Watch over us Keihtanit-oom magunutche pomantamooonk wadchanish O Spirit That makes us one with you Watch over us Keihtanit-oom kesteau yau ut nashik ohke wadchanish O Spirit You are the only One Watch over us Keihtanit-oom pasuk naunt manit wadchanish O'Brien, Francis Joseph, Jr. (Moondancer) Jennings, Julianne (Strong Woman) Understanding Algonquian Indian Words (New England), p. cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. 1 . Algonquian Indian languages (Massachusett) — Dictionary — 2. Algonquian Indian languages (Massachusett) — Grammar. I. The Massachusett Language Revival Project. Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: 96-85223 The Massachusett Language Revival Project is made possible [in part] by a grant from the Rhode Island Committee for the Humanities, a state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The views expressed in this book do not necessarily reflect the views of either the Rhode Island Committee for the Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Aquidneck Indian Council is solely responsible for its contents. The Massachusett Language Revival Project is also made possible [in part] by a grant from The Council of Elders, Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation. Cover design by Painted Arrow (Deborah Spears Elderkin Moorehead) Copyright © 1996 by Moondancer and Strong Woman, Aquidneck Indian Council, Inc., 12 Curry Avenue, Newport, RI 02840-1412, USA. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the written permission of the Aquidneck Indian Council, Inc. Printed in the United States of America.